Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

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ScienceSee the Gear the CDC’s Disease Detectives Use in the FieldThe CDC’s elite Disease Detectives investigate outbreaks of dangerous diseases like Ebola, Marburg Virus, Rabies, Anthrax and more. Find out about the equipment they use — from protective gear to bat traps, machetes to blow guns, liquid nitrogen and more.

Why Are CDC Disease Detectives in a Cave Crawling With Snakes?

Why Are CDC Disease Detectives in a Cave Crawling With Snakes?

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The 18-foot pythons in Uganda’s Python Cave don’t bother Brian Amman too much. It’s the black forest cobras that worry him. “They’re extremely venomous and known to be fairly aggressive,” says Amman, a disease ecologist with the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. A single bite from one of the 10-foot snakes can kill…